Honoring Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Excellence
Through the APNA Annual Awards, we celebrate psychiatric-mental health nurses who inspire us with their excellence and dedication to our profession. This year, we are pleased to honor the following members who are leaders, visionaries, scientists, and much more, but who are all exemplary psychiatric-mental health nurses.

Katherine Baltazar
Topsy Staten
Katherine Baltazar, PMHNP
Eagle Butte, SD
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse of the Year
Ruth “Topsy” Staten, PhD, ARNP-CS
Louisville, KY
Award for Distinguished Service
Ellen Blair
Michael Polacek
Ellen Blair, APRN, BC
West Hartford, CT
Award for Excellence in Practice - APRN
Michael Polacek, MSn BSed RN
Salem, OR
Award for Excellence in Practice - RN
Christine Tebaldi
Michele Moreau
Christine Tebaldi, MS, PMHNP-BC
Southborough, MA
Award for Excellence in Leadership - APRN
Michele Moreau, BA, RN-BC
Concord, NH
Award for Excellence in Leadership - RN
Carole Shea
Jeanne Marie Stacciarini
Carole Shea, PhD, RN, FAAN
New Milford, CT
Award for Excellence in Education
Jeanne Marie Stacciarini, PhD, RN
Gainesville, FL
Award for Excellence in Research
Sharon Katz
Nancy Hanrahan
Sharon Katz, RN, FPMH-NP, PMH-CNS, BC
Abington, PA
Award for Innovation - Individual
Nancy Hanrahan, PhD, RN, FAAN
Philadelphia, PA
Award for Excellence in Media

The recipients will be recognized in person at the APNA 28th Annual Conference, in a press release, in APNA News, and on the APNA website. We will share more about each of these recipients and their outstanding achievements throughout the summer and fall. Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the 2014 APNA Annual Awards!   Learn more about the APNA Annual Awards.